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**Blog Hop** QQ & Clear Scraps Day 2- Picking Pumpkins

Welcome to Day #2 of the Quick Quotes & Clear Scraps Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! Today I'm excited to be bringing you a layout I made with Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps. 


I have been waiting for the perfect papers to scrap these photos of my son. To give you an idea of how long... he's 13 now! 


Supplies Used:

  • Clear Scraps Acrylic 12 x 12 Sheet
  • Clear Scraps Small Pennant Banner
  • Accent Creative Designs Paper Flowers
  • Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle pattern papers
  • Quick Quotes Printer's Tray
  • Quick Quotes ink
  • Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
  • Stampendous Autumn Word Cling Stamp
  • Stampendous Scrolled Medallion Cling Stamp
  • Ranger Archivers Black Ink
  • Tsukineko Butter Cream StazOn
  • 3D U Cut It Glue Arts
  • Tsukineko Versamark
  • May Arts Ribbon


As soon as I saw the Printers Tray, I thought the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets would go perfectly behind the windows creating a shadow box. 

To begin with I inked outer layer of chipboard with Versamark and embossed it with Aged Ivory Embossing Powder. 

The back layer of the chipboard Printers Tray was inked with Quick Quotes Amaretto. When the two layers were dry, I glued them together. 

A little trick I learned when stamping the acrylic sheet, leave the protective plastic coating on one side of the acrylic. This way you can outline the openings in the printers tray on the plastic liner with pen and stamp on the other side. Your stamping will be positioned perfectly where you want it. When you're done pull of the protective plastic. 

Adhere the acrylic sheet to the back of the printers tray and cut strips of 3D foam adhesive. 

Adhere down all your pattern paper and photos and then adhere the printers tray in position. 


Did you know you can dye your flowers using with the Quick Quotes ink? I smushed some ink onto a nonstick surface, diluted it with water and ran my flower through the color.  


To embellish my flowers further, I stamped on them.


I stamped on a Pennent Banner Clear Scrap and hit it with the heat fun to add a curl to the edges. 


Here are the Quick Quotes links for today!

 Today's prize from Clear Scraps is....

Clearly Accent Embellishments!


All you have to do is "LIKE" the Clear Scraps Facebook Page and

comment on the blogs!



**BLOG HOP** Clear Scraps & Quick Quotes Canvas DAY #1

Welcome to day #1 of the Clear Scraps & Quick Quotes Blog Hop!

Stay tuned every day for amazing inspiration and fun prizes. 


Hi! Jennifer here to share an altered canvas I did using Clear Scraps and Quick Quotes products. Autumn is by far my favorite time of the year so I was excited to create something fall themed!

My first step was inking the edges of my canvas with Quick Quotes Power Puff Biscotti chalk ink. Before layering my paper onto the canvas, I used my distress tool and the chalk ink on the edges to give it a distressed look.


My next step was taking beige-colored acrylic paint to the edges of the paper and canvas. I also placed a large amount where I wanted Autumn Leaves Vellum Quote to be.  I stitched around the quote and added paper rosettes and decorative leaf pins.



Next, I adhered the Quick Quotes Whimsical Tree to my canvas after inking with the Powder Puff chalk ink.  I took alcohol ink and colored the two birds from the Clearly Accent Birds and Cage Embellishment. I adhered the birds to the tree using liquid adhesive and added black rhinestones for the eyes. 


Next, I inked one of the acrylic leaves from the Clearly Accent Leaves Embellishment and adhered it to the top right of my canvas.  I finished it by added a cute button with baker's twine.  



 Be sure to check out our blog this week for the blog hop! Lots of inspiration to be found! Thanks for reading-Jen

Other participating blogs on this hop are...


 Today's prize from Clear Scraps is....

Clearly Accent Embellishments!


All you have to do is "LIKE" the Clear Scraps Facebook Page and

comment on the blogs!



Acrylic Banners Embellishments


Hi everyone! Today, I would like to share with you all a simple and fun birthday card which I've created using Clear Scraps acrylic banners embellishments with Bo Bunny's On The Go collection.

These banners embellishments are so easy to use. On my card, I've simply adhered pattern paper to each of them and decorate them with small rub-ons.

Tip: Always adhere your pattern paper from the back of the acrylic to keep the glossy surface on the front.

Hope you all find this card fun and inspiring!

Clear Scraps Educator


"Journey" Clear Title Expression layout

Hi everyone! Jennifer here to share a layout I did in honor of Veterans Day. When I was in my early 20's, I served in the Army Reserves.  This definitely started a journey for me so it was very fitting to use the small Journey Clear Title Expression.


After removing the protective film from both sides, I colored my title with Ranger alcohol ink to match my paper! Very easy to do and a great way to add depth to your acrylic.







Thanks for stopping by today! And thank you to all the veterans that have served our country!

Other products used:  paper, stickers:  Crate Paper; decorative pin: Maya Road; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; spray ink: Ranger Dylusions.





Love These Moments - Heart Album

Hello everyone!!!  Adora here,  your host for today's blog post.  I am sharing a little bit of what I'm thankful for and the little moments that matters thru this mini album. :) I love this  Clear Scraps Acrylic Heart Album it's perfect for this project/theme.


Supplies used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Heart Album, Basic Grey Paper,  Unknown Glittered Chipboard Alpha, Mary Arts Ribbon, Ki Memories  & 7Gypsies stickers.


I trace the heart on my patterned paper and cut it an inch smaller.  I love to show the acrylic base on my pages.





Thanks for stopping by and checking us out here at Clear Scraps!  We hope to inspire you to create more with these wonderful acrylics! It's really fun!


Mini albums on a stand...

Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here!
How exciting are these new Acrylic Recipe Stands!
With a big family you would think we had a ton of recipes
 but we don't. Our family does basics - meat and potatoes, pasta...
So I was thinking about this really cute stand and thought this would make
a super cute mini for someone to put out on their counter, maybe
a Christmas present for someone who doesn't scrapbook?
 I used super cute papers to make these fun sunshine rays!
All they have to do is add picture in all of the circles (suns).
 Rub Ons work great on acrylic!
 White acrylic paint on the edges also look great!
 Or I could add pictures of my kids and send it to
grandmas on the west coast...
 Well either way I think these stands are so fabulous
and make great gifts!
I hope you get one of these stands! We would you do
love to see what with these!

Family Traditions Recipe Holder by KC

Earlier this month, Clear Scraps released brand new Recipe Stand kits and we've all be having a great time creating new projects with them.  For my project, I wanted to create a keepsake recipe holder that I can give to my daughter with some of her favorite family recipes.  She is in her first apartment and learning to cook, so this book will begin with a few of our family traditions, but also allow her to add her own new favorites.  I decided to use the stand to lean the recipe book against rather than attaching the pages to flip over the top.  

For the front cover, I embossed the top of a cupcake from a Mini Cupcake Album.  I filled the recessed areas with glue and glitter, and then covered the back with a dimensional "Snow" paint to create the frosting.

Since the cupcake was on the front of an acrylic page, it had to look as good from the back as it did from the front, so when I covered the back with "frosting", I also sprinkled a little glitter on while the paint was wet.

The papers I used for the stand and throughout the book are from a Paper Studio paper pack.  The pearl embellishments are from Want 2 Scrap.

Most of the words, titles and tabs were printed from my computer using a Printshop program.  If you're interested in a pdf of these, send me a note and I will share it with you.  The tabs were punched with a 1" round punch and covered with 1" round resin stickers.

I punched 1" circles of the coordinating papers and covered them with resin stickers for the back side of the tabs.
I also found one sheet of stickers that had appropriate colors, images & titles to add.  

I did a little stamping on some of the acrylic pages.  This cake stamp is from Red Rubber Designs.

I have a feeling the "Spirits" section will be my daughters favorite - she loves to entertain!  This stamp is from Red Rubber Designs as well.
Check out all the projects that our design team has created for the new recipe stands.  There are LOTS of ideas of projects to create with these fun new kits!  
And please visit my blog for more Clear Scraps projects!

From the Kitchen of Wendy

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm sharing a project using the new Clear Scraps Mini Word Recipe Album and Acrylic Recipe Stand


Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (Mini Word Recipe Album, Acrylic Recipe Stand), Stampendous (Cowlik Birthday, From the Kitchen), American Craft pattern paper, Tsukineko (Memento Ink, Goosebumps spray), Copics, Beacon (Zip Dry, Fast Finish), 2 inch office rings


I love the effect of Tsukineko's Goosebump spray on Clear Scraps acrylic. It gives a subtle texture similiar to textured water glass. For the cover of the recipe book, I kept the design simple, by spraying the acrylic word "recipe" with Goosebumps on the front and back. I stamped out "from the kitchen of" three times. I adhered the circular stamped image behind the acrylic word with Zip Dry. Next to the front I adhered the silverware image. And finally, I trimmed the banner image, ran it through my printer to add my name and adhered it over the silverware image. 


Next I pulled out all my food themed stamps and printed out my favorite recipes. When I had all my backgrounds stamped and colored, I cut them down to size to fit the chipboard pieces. I painted the chipboard with red acrylic paint and adhered the stamped paper with Fast Finish. To protect my recipes from sticky fingers while baking, I covered them in contact paper. You can also run them through a laminator if you wish. The last thing to do was to assemble the album. Punch holes in your chipboard, acrylic stand, recipes, chipboard and acrylic dividers. Thread all the pieces onto 2 inch office rings. 

the breakfast section...Clear_scraps_recipe2_wendyprice

the sweets and desserts section...Clear_scraps_recipe5_wendyprice

the drinks section...Clear_scraps_recipe7_wendyprice

the meats sections...Clear_scraps_recipe6_wendyprice

the veggies and side dishes section...Clear_scraps_recipe1_wendyprice

I have had recipes scribbled on scraps of paper for years now just waiting to be compiled into a book. I love having all my favorite recipes organized into this fun recipe stand!  

Wendy Price 

Stocking Mini Album with Jessica Griffin

Jessica here, with a quick and fun project for the kids! With October past, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Seems to be the time of year our family always asks the kids "what's on your list this year?" So I created a banner (I LOVE banners!) using the Stocking Album. Thought it would be a fun way to document their 'wants' and a great way to decorate! 

Christmas Stocking wish list clear scraps santa letter

This was a great project for the kids. One they could do on their own, that kept them busy for a little while. Cutting and gluing, getting sticky, and messy! 

Christmas Stocking wish list clear scraps santa letter detail stocking mini album jessica griffin

To decorate the stocking, I used some really old paper from Basic Grey. Some solid card stock to match, and some trim from my gramma's sewing basket! I love finding stuff in my gramma's basement that I can use in my crafting. Makes each project a little sentimental. 

Christmas Stocking wish list clear scraps santa letter detail ruffles close up

Christmas Stocking wish list clear scraps santa letter detail ruffles detail

I layered four rows of trim to create texture and deminson. I like using a hot glue gun when adding layers upon layers.

How do your kids create a Christmas wish list? 

xo Jessica

Mixed Media - Recipe Stand Kit

  Hello! Elena here with you this wonderful Saturday! and today I want to share with yoy new Release Acrylic Recipe Stand 4x6 Kit and  Acrylic Mini Word Album Recipe. I have combined them and decided to make a a recipe book for my friend who emigrated more than 10 years ago. She loves cooking and enjoyed using mix of different cousines. But I thought that she might miss our national cousine so I've collected some of them for her in this mini book. Moreover I decided to make it mixed media style, as my signature.


  However don't be scraed by something difficult as I applied some decoupage techniques and wanted to share them with you. I am not very skilled in decoupage, but several years ago I used to make some things with it. As a fact I have many serviettes left from that time. Now I am trying to use them in my scrapbooking projects too: on chipboard. Layout backgrounds and embellishments,and this time on acrylic.

  So let's start

You will need: an acrylic, your serviette , PVA glue mix with water 2:1, flat brush and some transparent piece, I used a packaging.


  Cut the motif from your serviette the same size as the acrylic piece and remove 2 white layers from it



Dab slightly the packaging with water using your brush


apply your serviette face down and cover it  very carefylly , moving from the center, with the mix of PVA glue and water, your mix should be preferrably watery.

Don't be afraid of folds, but try to remove them with your flat brush


place this serviette on your acrylic, start pressing and smooth down the folds and the excess of the glue. Use the paper insted of craft mat, as it will absorb the excess of water and glue


Your next step is to remove the plastic carefully, avoiding tearing  and lifting of the serviette. If it happens, just smooth it again with your brush and glue

Let it dry completely and after that you can cut off the excess of serviette, and sand the edges if desired



  The next tip is to make stamping and applying gesso, mists or acrilic paint on the back side  as it will protect your serviette from tearing and scratching.

And here you can see the result: regarding to transparency of acrylic you can see additional background on your serviette and it it will add osme visual texture to your serviette. By the way, some mediums can help you to hide the folds or some roughness.

 So here is  the completed project:



 or as a single page:


  I primed the chipboard pages with Gesso, then applied acrylic paint and played with my stamps, stencils and mists. as a final step I added some lace and pattermed paper left overs.






also it is very easy to look through the 2 pages at the same time, so for some pages I used such way of placing the recipe


 I left some acrylic pages empty, as my friend can put her own recepies on them , just using the stikers. nad it's very simple to remove them while she wants to substitute on a new one recipe




you can see stamping and how gesso higlights the serviette motif. also I added some drips of alcohol inks on acrylic side


  a great opportunity ton use the stamps and mediums from your stash, isn't it?




on the picture above you can see how the folds took the gesso and it looks a little bit shabby






  Thanks for watching me today. I hope I have unspired you to think over your Christamas gifts and now you can impress your relatives or friends with your brave experiments too.

  Elena Olinevich -  Clear Scraps Design Team.


Clear alphas

Happy Friday everyone! Tonya here to share a new layout with you. This one starts with a sheet of 12x12 Clear Scraps acrylic as the base. 

                                           Cs Feminine Tomboy 1

My daughter's a lot like her momma. She loves nothing more than getting out and playing sports and if she could have it her way she'd do it wearing her cutest outfit!

For part of my title I used the new Clear Scraps Alphabet and simply outlined the letters with glue and then sprinkled a mixture of yellow glitter/flocking on it. 

                                           Cs Feminine Tomboy 3

                                            Cs Feminine Tomboy 4

                                            Cs Feminine Tomboy 2

You'll notice that I used quite a few different die cut papers on this (some were pre-cut, cut with punches or dies, or cut with my Silhouette), I think that using a clear background with these papers can create such a stunning look. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tonya Dirk-Clear Scraps Design Team

New - Recipe Stand with Leah!

Good morning friends! We're waking up to a new month and before you know it the Holidays will be upon us! I wanted to share with you the brand new recipe stand from Clear Scraps. The kit is 4x6 in size and perfect for decorating and giving as gifts to your special loved ones.

Recently my daughter turned Sweet 16, and I decorated the recipe stand with special moments from birth through age sixteen. The KPC on the heart are her initials.
The tabbed parts of the album are the acrylic pieces. On this first tab, I stamped the birds and butterflies onto the acrylic using Stazon ink. This next photo shows you how it looks as I lift the tab up.
Isn't the layering effect just beautiful?
The stickers on the tabbed portion of the album were from 7Gypsies, and fit perfectly on the album. I was happy to be using products from my stash that hadn't seen light in years!
I wanted to have lots of photos in this album, so I created pockets and tags with my Cameo Silhouette so I could add more places to store the pictures.
The tags pull out and I can put photos and journaling on both sides.

side B
Once you know what your album theme or in this case, the recipe stand theme is going to be about, the process of putting it together and embellishing goes pretty quickly.
My daughters main birthday gift this year was to go see Aerosmith in concert with a friend - they are her favorite band!!
I stamped on the acrylic, it says, Live the Life you've imagined.
My girl is the one in the middle on the right photo and the other young lady is her bff!
I left the stand blank here, but you could easily add anything you want! Not, instead of putting all the pages back to the beginning to start over, I created it so she could turn the recipe stand around, to look at pictures on the reverse side.
I add a rub on to the bottom on the back of the recipe stand to give it a small pop of color. see the teal strip?
The paper I used throughout is by Simple Stories.
Another pocket and both the tabs you see pull out to reveal more photos.
The possibilites on what you can create with this gorgeous Acrylic Recipe Stand are endless! Imagine a Baby Shower gift, Birth thru one year! I think I would like to create one of these for all my children! I hope you enjoyed looking through this with me today. As always you can find me on my blog!
Have a wonderful day!
Leah Crowe - Clear Scraps DT